“I was talking with a guy who had done some traveling in Uganda and I got him mixed up with another guy,” says Kellie M., a 49-year-old account manager from Seattle, WA.
“If you’re on a date with someone who says, ‘I understand you practice law. ’ Don’t say, ‘How dare you forget that I’m a doctor, not a lawyer! “Just say, ‘You must have gotten me mixed up with last night’s date.’ Dating can be stressful for people, so if someone messes up innocently but is a nice person and your conversation is otherwise going well, laugh and flirt and don’t give that person a hard time about it.” Of course, calling your date by the wrong name or asking how someone’s dead mother enjoyed her recent vacation to Italy can not only be humiliating, it also reveals that you’ve been less than attentive.
So what’s the best way to avoid looking like an online dating newbie?
Julie Spira is an author and media personality on the subjects of online dating, social media, mobile dating, and netiquette.
She wrote The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online. While attending Ithaca College, Spira, then known as Julie Evans, became the first female on-air personality at WAAL-FM in Binghamton, NY.
ou’ve written a profile, posted a few photos and started emailing back and forth with a slew of potential suitors.
Then one day, amid a flurry of correspondence, the unthinkable happens: you accidentally confuse Brad the fireman with Jake the organic farmer. “I have a lot of trouble keeping my dates straight,” says Diana V., a 24-year-old freelance writer from Manhattan who, when she’s feeling “energetic,” dates up to two or three guys a week. “When you’re brand new, you can get 50 to 100 emails on your first day.
Julie Spira, a pioneer in the Internet industry, became the first on her block to post an online dating profile.
You'll follow her journey as she skillfully navigates the web, hoping to replace what she once thought was the love of her life with a This romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates, is filled with heartfelt, witty, and hilarious stories.
Single people all over the world are creating virtual profiles in hopes of finding a real, live love connection.
Currently, one in ten Americans report using an online dating site or mobile app to find a partner.
And you might not actually go out with anyone if you’re feeling overwhelmed.